‘Mother’ should not be used to describe a bomb: Pope
07 May 2017 | 5:41 am
Pope Francis on Saturday criticised the naming of the U.S. military's biggest non-nuclear explosive as "the Mother of All Bombs", saying the word "mother" should not be used in reference to a deadly weapon.
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